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Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast

Oct 15, 2020

Sarvy, Scott, and Carlos interview Jeff Biddle, Professor of Economics at Michigan State University and Past President of the History of Economics Society. Topics include the relationship between Biddle's historical work and his work as a labor economist, the history of agricultural economics, the business cycle work...


Sep 15, 2020

In this episode, Carlos, Sarvy, and Gerardo interview Fabian Muniesa, Director of Research at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), a research center of L'École des Mines de Paris. Discussion topics include Muniesa's earlier work on performativity and how it evolved, valuation studies, ethnographic approaches...


Aug 15, 2020

In this episode, Scott and Gerardo and new co-host, Sarvnaz Lotfi, are joined by Jennifer Jhun, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University and Faculty Fellow with Duke's Center for the History of Political Economy. The discussion revolves primarily around the uses and abuses of modeling in economics and other...


Jul 15, 2020

In this episode, our intrepid hosts interview Keith Tribe, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Tartu, about his work on a range of topics in economic history and the history of economic thought, including the subjects of his books Land, Labour, and Economic Discourse (1978), Strategies of Economic Order: German...


Jun 15, 2020

Scott, Gerardo and Carlos review three recent additions to the literature in the history of economic thought and economic methodology: Gerardo discusses a paper on the role of the “economic priest” in the cooperative movement in Ireland in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries; Scott reviews a paper...